2012 Chardonnay, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Leading with lots of vigorous and vital young fruit in the nose that is quickly joined by complexing elements of minerals and a touch of bakery shop sweetness and following with intense, very deep flavors that stay right in step, the Platt Vineyard bottling is at once both fleshy and quite firm with vibrant acidity played against its slight oily richness. It displays terrific length but it is still a near-nervy youngster that is years away from showing its best. More than being a Chardonnay that can keep, it is one that definitively begs for age.